23 février 2015

A sancai-glazed ground foliate-rim pottery dish, Liao dynasty

A sancai-glazed ground foliate-rim pottery dish, Liao dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of elongated barbed quatrefoil shape, the everted rim molded with a foliate scroll border glazed in green, the shallow sides covered in an amber glaze and the center molded with three frontal lotus blooms each ringed in amber glaze on a green ground, the white slip covering visible on the underside, the base unglazed, Japanese wood box. Length 10 1/4  in., 26 cm Notes: Based on a... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2015

A sancai-glazed pottery 'Dragon' ewer, Liao dynasty

A sancai-glazed pottery 'Dragon' ewer, Liao dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of flattened spherical form surmounted by an everted lotus leaf-form mouth with foliate rim, applied at the shoulder with a short spout, a small arched ring handle and strap handle all molded with foliate scrolls, the body crisply molded to either side with a lively amber-glazed winged rampant dragon amidst  green-glazed roiling waves and encircled by a double band of small amber-glazed bosses, all... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

An amber-glazed pottery vase, Liao dynasty

An amber-glazed pottery vase, Liao dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body rising to a tall flared rim, with double incised lines around the shoulder, the base and mid-section of the waisted neck, covered with a lustrous amber glaze pooling in the recesses and falling to an irregular line to just above the unglazed base and foot, Japanese wood box. Height 13 3/4  in., 35 cm Notes: The attenuated tall form is a classic Liao form; this type is generally... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty

A white-glazed ewer, Liao dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body tapering to a tall cylindrical neck terminating in a wide, cup-shaped mouth, the shoulder set with a short faceted spout, a single incised line encircling the body, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze stopping just short of the unglazed base and foot. Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm Notes: The present ewer is of a distinctive type of northern white ware; its wide funnel-like mouth an efficient... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A small 'Longquan' brush washer, Southern Song dynasty

A small 'Longquan' brush washer, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the straight flared sides rising from a sharply angled base supported on a shallow, tapering footrim, covered overall with a rich glaze of soft bluish-gray-green color, the unglazed footrim revealing a pale gray body, the edges burnt reddish brown in the firing, Japanese wood box. Diameter 3 1/2  in., 8.9 cm Notes: The shallow form with flared sides is identified as a brush washer in... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty

A carved 'Ding' 'Lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the interior freely incised with flowering lotus borne on a curling stem issuing a small flower bud within an incised line medallion, the shallow rounded sides with two further blooms, large veined leaves and curling stems, all under a transparent ivory-tinted glaze pooling in the recesses, the glaze underside with characteristic 'tear' marks, the rim bound in metal, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'Kinuta' mallet vase, Southern Song dynasty

A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'Kinuta' mallet vase, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-potted with a cylindrical body rising from a low footrim to a canted shoulder sweeping up to a tall gently tapering neck applied with a lively pair of crisply-molded and carved serpentine dragon-fish-handles, each with the detailing of the scales, fins and eyes finely incised, all below a wide everted dished rim with slightly upturned lip, covered overall with an even sea-green... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A fine 'Ding' molded 'Geese' bowl, Northern Song - Jin dynasty

A fine 'Ding' molded 'Geese' bowl, Northern Song - Jin dynasty. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the finely potted body of slightly rounded and steep flared form crisply molded on the interior with three evenly spaced geese in flight, wings outstretched, amidst a lively foliate scroll and bordered with a narrow band of key-fret below the metal mounted rim, the exterior plain and covered with a lustrous glaze of creamy tint continuing in characteristic streaks stopping at... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

A rare and large sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Jin dynasty

A rare and large sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Jin dynasty. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of bean shape, with rounded sides and a slightly angled concave top, finely carved at the top with a central leaf-formed quatrefoil enclosing four white-glazed peonies issuing from leafy green-glazed stems, enframed by four amber-glazed foliate meanders within a rectangular band, centered by further peony sprays to either side and a band of scrolling leaves, all reserved within conforming lines... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2015

A carved 'Ding' 'Daylily' basin, Northern Song - Jin dynasty

A carved 'Ding' 'Daylily' basin, Northern Song - Jin dynasty.  Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, all supported on a slightly recessed base and low foot, the interior neatly carved in the center with a single daylily issuing from a leafy stem, the white body covered overall with a tactile ivory-tinged glaze, the rim bound with metal, Japanese wood box. Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm Notes: The kiln site identified with Ding... [Lire la suite]